Brazilian attacker Malcom is likely to be handed a start by Ernesto Valverde, when Barcelona face off against 17th-placed Villarreal on Tuesday night.
Barcelona maintained their 10-point lead atop the La Liga table courtesy a second half brace from Lionel Messi, as they beat Espanyol 2-0 at Camp Nou.
The Serie A side have reignited their interest in out-of-favour Barcelona winger Malcom and remain confident of landing him in the summer.
Barcelona saw Malcom pull a goal back against Real Madrid as the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final ended in a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou on Wednesday
Arsenal have reportedly asked Barcelona about the possibility of signing Malcom on a six-month loan deal as they aim to bulk up their attacking options.
Barcelona will have it all to do next week at Camp Nou as Sevilla grabbed a two-goal lead from the first leg of their Copa del Rey clash on Wednesday.
Tottenham reportedly face a AS Roma hijack of their pursuit of Barcelona winger Malcom, who could be set to depart from Camp Nou this month.
Chelsea have reportedly turned down a swap offer from Barcelona, who proposed a deal for Willian in exchange of Malcom plus cash.
Everton are hoping to cut a deal with Barcelona for yet another player as the Toffees want a transfer for Malcom, although the player wants to stay
Barcelona have reportedly received a €65 million offer from an unnamed Chinese club for struggling Brazilian forward Malcom for a January move